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22 Mar Super Street Fire Social

(Click the detail above for the desktop-background-sized pic by Tom Anderson.) The next Hand Eye Social will feature a post-mortem of the Super Street Fire project by Project Lead Seth Hardy and Software Team Lead Callum Hay. For those of you who have been wearing awesome-deflecting...

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20 Nov Roguelikes: The Social

A decade ago, a guy handed me a 3.5" floppy with NETHACK scrawled on it, muttering something about rogues. I never put that disc anywhere near my computer, and to this day I don't know if it would have sent me down an infinite rabbithole of frustration and despair or opened a portal of sublime wonder and adventure. On Friday Dec. 7th at 7pm Raigan Burns from Metanet Software is going to solve this mystery for me (and YOU) at the next Hand Eye Social by answering the question: "What the Hell is a Roguelike?" Sure, you could just go and look it up, but would it be able to communicate what makes them so good with Raigan's trademark intensi-passion? How its minimalist proceduralism inspired indie hits like Spelunky? That it introduced the notion of permadeath as an antidote to the poisonous excess of infinite lives? I'll answer for you: No. As if that wasn't enough, Metanet has also flown in Kornel Kisielewicz from Poland to speak about his roguelike DoomRL. As always, there will be lots of time to drink and Socialize after the short talks in our sweet new digs at the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St., close enough to Little Italy to be convenient, but far enough from Little Italy to be tolerable).  The Monarch currently hosts the fabled Torontron Twinstick -- excellent for dispelling moments of awkward standing around. It's free and open to the public. UPDATE: We've put the first ten minutes of Raigan's talk and some links to the games he talked about here.
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12 Aug This Week: Pianocade, Jeuxly Showcase & Hand Eye Social

Hand Eye followers will probably know Jonathan Guberman's game physicalization projects -- his Portal Turrets Plushies perhaps, or maybe his Pactuator -- and now the mad inventor is releasing his first commercial product, the Pianocade. A chiptunes synthesizer and midi controller, it's feature packed and about as...

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05 Aug Hand Eye Social: Outdoor Games

It’s high time for another social, don’t you think? This time, we’ll be taking advantage of the excruciatingly great weather, and taking things outdoors. Don’t worry, there’s still a beer-related component. Saturday August 18 1PM, Cloud Gardens (http://goo.gl/maps/rxXVF) Meet up in an urban oasis for some original...

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13 Jan Iteration Not Hibernation!

We're not doing a Hand Eye Social in February, so we're co-presenting D-Pad instead. D-Pad is a new series at Interaccess, an art gallery that has hosted the Torontron, put on by Skot Deeming, the organizer of Winnipeg's Data Dances and other videogame event goodness. Friday Feb....

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28 Nov Hand Eye Social: GPC’s Birthday Party

Mon. Dec 5th, 7pm The Gladstone Hotel, Melody Room Free Join the Hand Eye Society and the Game Prototype Challenge as they come together for the December Social.  Try out some of the games made for past versions of the Challenge and talk to some of the...

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